Guys & Girls

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
2,154
Tuition
$44,570
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Student

Guys & Girls: People here are good looking.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are definitely some "groups" of friends that form immediately but for the most part everyone is friendly, you just become closer to some people more than others.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There's a lot of attractive females on campus. The problem is that it's such a small school so a random hookup you WILL see again and the numbers are just simply limited. It's not like Arizona state where it's just a city of college aged kids

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are lots of attractive people here, both looks and personality wise. There is also a wide range of people, from artsy to jocks, and almost everyone is intelligent and can hold a conversation. That being said, hookups are prominent here, and, since it is a small school, dating can sometimes be difficult, since you still have to see that bad first date around campus everyday.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Pretty Attractive Campus – Not a big student population but most of the students are attractive. Girls are down to earth and friendly. There are plenty of options for whatever youre looking for (hook-ups, dating). This is one of the few areas where you can see the disadvantages of a small school. Theres not a lot of privacy and things can seem everyone knows everyones business.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 15th
    Friendliest Guys
  • 29th
    Friendliest Girls
  • 57th
    Smartest Guys
  • 58th
    Most Athletic Girls
  • 79th
    Hottest Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The men and women of Oxy are pretty standard for any college. There is certainly not a lack of people on campus to hook up with or to start a relationship with, and very few people complain about that situation. While there is no over-abundance of beautiful people, there is no lack of them either. Most people at school seem satisfied with the hookup and relationship options, although several did say that they did not like the high school mentalities that a lot of people at Oxy have.

While most people at the school are sexually promiscuous, it is very rarely talked about openly and still carries a small stigma with it. Most people have random hookups and eventually people try their hand at relationships. For the most part, though, this is rarely talked about openly, and occasionally rumors can arise through the "Oxy Grapevine." But most students enjoy themselves and don't find the situation lacking, oftentimes preferring hooking up on campus rather than even considering looking elsewhere. As with any other place, any person who makes a serious effort can find a compatible person at Oxy to hook up with or get into a relationship with. Occidental has a very high rate of students that end up marrying each other later on in life, which shows how easy it can be for anyone to find people to have fun with or to become more seriously involved with. There are complaints about the guys and girls at Oxy, but they are very few, and seem to be on par with what could come from any school. Overall, the scene at Oxy is slightly above average and no serious worries ever arise from the students.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
56%
Male Undergrads
44%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
New students will be automatically enrolled in the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan, whose benefits include access to pharmacy drugs, including birth control.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Opening week square dance
  2. Programming Board dances
  3. Parties in Pauley Hall
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorm room parties
  2. Off-campus house party
  3. After-dance parties
  4. Sex on the Beach party held every year
  5. Braun Hall laundry room
Social Scene
Occidental is very small, which often leads to people learning of rumors about themselves and friends or partners from the "Oxy Grapevine." Most students are outgoing and interactive, though, and there is very little open hostility among anyone on campus. Most people like to hang out on campus, usually drinking in small parties in the dorms. When dances are put on, they are a huge event for the students, and the majority of students will attend.
Hookups or Relationships?
Oxy definitely has a hookup culture that can lead to occasional relationships. Most relationships begin from meeting at a party or dance and hooking up with someone there. Sometimes this can lead to a relationship, but most of it is casual sex. This is changing with each new incoming freshman class into meeting people specifically for a relationship, but this change is gradual, and has had little overall effect.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Most people meet others by going to different dorms and partying at one of the many small, drinking get-togethers that go on each weekend. From there, friends, dating partners, and casual hookups begin. Students also meet through classes, and by finding other people in their dorms with similar tastes and personalities. Most hookups occur after the many dances and school-sponsored parties as well, and this can occasionally lead to hookup partners and even more rarely to serious relationships.
Dress Code
Most kids at Oxy dress very casually, and each person has their own distinct style. Some emphasis is placed on the kind of clothes that people wear, but this is rare. Usually people wear anything from sweatpants and pajamas to office-casual wear during the week, and dress up fairly nicely for the major school-sponsored events

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 20 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 19 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 19 responses

  • 27% Casual dating at your school
  • 27% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 14% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 11% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 8% None
  • 5% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 5% Long-distance relationship
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 32% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 53% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 16% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
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